Thursday, October 06, 2005

what I'm reading now

This is an excellent book, written in a very readable style. I think the first paragraph says it best: "We live in an era of unprecedented bullshit production. The more polite among you might call it poppycock or balderdash or claptrap, but the concept remains the same, and the same coursing stream of crapulence washes over us all, filling your eyes and ears and thoughts with cliches, euphemisms, evasion, and fabulations. Never in the history of mankind have so may people uttered statements that they know to be untrue. Presidents, priests, politicians, lawyers, reporters, corporate executives, and countless others have taken to saying not what they actually believe, but what they want others to believe--not what is, but what works."

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